EHRA Project Profile

Detention Pond Enhancements Harris County MUD No.188

Harris County, Texas (Key Map 408 B)

EHRA’s Role:
Lead in conceptual design, hydraulic and hydrologic analysis, planting design, construction phase services

Year Completed:
Phase 1- 2008, Phase 2- 2009

Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 188 is located south of U.S. 290, along Huffmeister Road within the Copper Grove subdivision.  As the Engineer and landscape designer for the District, an existing drainage detention basin was re-graded and converted into two (2) amenity ponds.  This conversion reduced maintenance issues as the pond’s original wet bottom inhibited conventional mowers.

The second phase of the project was the placement of slope stabilization materials, natural boulders, and the planting of native trees, shrubs, perennials, and aquatic plants.  Specific plant varieties chosen, as well as the installation of three (3) aeration fountains, greatly improve water quality and enhance overall aesthetics.